Native Americans call themselves many things.
(YouTube). An ad you won't see during the big game, "Proud to Be." From changethemascot.org.
Mike Tanier of Sports on Earth discusses poorly designed sports team logos
The Other Redskins.
62 US high schools in 22 states currently use the name "Redskins" for one of their sports teams. 28 high schools in 18 states have dropped the mascot over the last 25 years. As public pressure
continues to intensify
on the Washington Redskins
football team to change their name -- one many consider a racial slur
that disparages Native Americans -- similar debates are being waged in towns across the country about their local high school teams.
The 2012 Internet Problem Solving Contest
will begin in a couple of days. Read the rules
if you want to join in or perhaps just enjoy delving into the archive of past years' problems.
- "... if one day I score, I'll be so happy that I'll fly."
was an American tradition for more than 50 years: two teams of four players each, who are read a toss-up question which anyone could answer alternating with a bonus question which only the team which got the toss-up question could answer. It was officially cancelled in 2008, due to a variety of factors. A strange new format dominates its successors: pyramidal quiz bowl. [more inside]
"Five orphans with a spacecraft battle a lipsticked maniac from the Crab Nebula and his unlikely big flying robots. No one gets hurt."
In 1972, the anime action-adventure show Kagaku ninja tai Gatchaman
(Science Ninja Team Gatchaman,
) premiered on Japanese television. Featuring graphic violence, extensive profanity and a transgendered villain
, it was one of the most popular animated series of its time. Envisioning similar success in the US, Sandy Frank Entertainment
acquired the series in 1978 but deemed it too graphic and shocking for domestic audiences. So they hired two Hanna-Barbera vets to "
" totally bowdlerize
the episodes with new scripts, voiceovers music and effects, animation, etc., at a cost of $5 million and turn it into a brand new show: Battle of the Planets
. Here are the original 1978 Battle of the Planets feature film (in 7 parts,)
and the first 19 episodes of the show,
all available on Youtube. [more inside]
Dance Fortress 2:
The agents of Team Fortress 2 hang loose and party down.
Canadian Jiffy Jeep Crews
can completely disassemble and reassemble a Willys Jeep
in less than four minutes.
Today, Deadspin leaked financial documents
detailing the finances of several MLB teams, including a few that are getting revenue sharing money. They show that several of MLB's "poorest" franchises turned a profit due to these cash infusions. [more inside]
Law Abiding Engineer
: an action trailer starring the cast of Team Fortress 2.
is a machinima made using Team Fortress 2. If you can't get enough, check out the Valve created ones. Meet the Engineer
, Heavy Weapons Guy
Flip-Flop faux-paux at the White House.
On a recent visit to the White House, the 2005 national champion Northwestern women's lacrosse teams choice of footwear is causing quite a stir. Let the Kerry jokes begin.....